Recently sold on Ebay for an eye watering $2650.
As can be seen below there were three people all bidding over $2000.
This is the highest I have seen a bezel sell for, the last one selling for $2200 and it was better than this one, in terms of correct font.
|Bidder||Bid Amount||Bid Time|
|Member Id: i***z( 659)||US $2,650.00||
May-19-16 12:54:51 PDT
|Member Id: e***e( 30)||US $2,600.00||
May-19-16 12:54:55 PDT
|Member Id: r***d( 295)||US $2,500.00||
May-19-16 12:54:38 PDT
|Member Id: e***e( 30)||US $2,201.00||
May-19-16 12:54:50 PDT
|Member Id: e***e( 30)||US $2,151.00||
May-19-16 12:54:48 PDT
|Member Id: e***e( 30)||US $2,101.00||
May-19-16 12:54:44 PDT
|Member Id: e***e( 30)||US $2,051.00||
May-19-16 12:54:40 PDT
Now it does look relatively undamaged. However look at the 90:
Compared to this:
The 90 in the recent ebay bezel has lost its tail under the steel edge. I do think this is manufacturing variation, but it is something I now look at. I feel if I am knocking on the door of $3000 to buy a bezel, I can at least be sure I am buying a good one. I find the cut 90 tails less attractive, and I suppose I am wondering if they are legitimate.
This bezel sold for the same price I paid for this watch two weeks ago:
Now having paid what I thought was a high price for a bezel a year ago, now I am thinking that the prices have pushed things so far that the watches are going to be hard to enjoy. Bezels do fall off, and they are intended to be a service part.
In a way I hope someone makes a replica available that is indistinguishable from the original so we can get on and enjoy the watches. I think this has happened, (true a much greater value) with the 2915 bezels, which I believe cannot be distinguished by most people – and therefore must all be valued as thought they are repros.